Category: Devil

Pope: Talking to the Devil is a Waste of Time

By Junno Arocho Esteves – When facing temptation, Christians should follow Jesus’ example by not engaging in fruitless talk with “the father of lies”, Pope Francis said. When responding to the devil’s temptations during...

Pope: Defend Church from Those Who Seek to Destroy It

As the Synod of Bishops finished its work, Pope Francis called on all Catholics to defend the church from those who are influenced by the “great accuser” seeking to destroy it. After thanking the...

Pope: The Devil is a Real Threat to Christian life, Not a Myth!

The path to holiness does not involve wrestling with some abstract boogeyman, but involves a “constant struggle against the devil, the prince of evil,” Pope Francis said.
In his new apostolic exhortation, “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), released by the Vatican, the pope urged Christians not to think of the devil as an intangible construct but rather “a personal being who assails us.”

When the Devil Strikes, Exorcists are Ready for Battle

St John Paul II once called Lent a period of “spiritual training” for sharpening people’s ability to recognise “the voice of God and the insidious voice of the evil one.” But those skills need constant exercise. Priests need to have the right training to do battle with the devil and spiritually assist their people.